- In the spirit of Democracy Day, Governor Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa has extended mercy to 33 prisoners and has ordered for their release
- According to the state commissioner of information and strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, the inmates were taken from five prisons in the state
- Sajoh said that the release is to take place immediately with all the legal formalities and documentation already concluded
Governor Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa has ordered the release of 33 prisoners serving various jail terms in prisons across the state to commemorate this year’s Democracy Day, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
A statement signed by the state commissioner of information and strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, said the beneficiaries were from five prisons in the state.
The statement read: “His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Sen. Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow, acting on the advice of the Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy, and in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 212 (I) (d) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, has ordered the release of 33 reformed prisoners in commemoration of the 2018 Democracy Day.
“The release is to take effect immediately and all other legal formalities have been concluded with the Nigeria Prison Service.”
NAN reported that the breakdown of the prisoners released, all of them males, comprised 14 from Yola Prison, nine from Jada Prison, six from Mubi Prison, three from Numan Prison, and one from Jimeta Prison.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the presidency, through the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on foreign affairs and diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Wednesday, May 9, said that it would address the issue of 27 Nigerians who were in Tanzania prisons.
Dabiri-Erewa said this in a meeting with Nigel Doddy, a one-time chairman of the Law Society Charity Organisation, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
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